Employee update 3/20/20

ric_adminAnnouncements, COVID-19: Employees, Roanoke Innovates

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Dear
Virginia Western faculty and staff,

Thank
you for your extraordinary efforts to transform our traditional in-person
classes to online or remote classes. There will certainly be challenges along
the way, but we anticipate this will be an effective way to continue the
semester while keeping our students and community safe.

Faculty
members, if you have not already, please be sure to contact your students today
or over the weekend before classes begin online or remotely next week. Although
this has been communicated repeatedly through multiple outlets to students, we
don’t want anyone to fall through the cracks.

When
you speak with students throughout this evolving crisis, there will be a wide
variety of potential complications they may face. Please familiarize yourself
with resources that are available to them and be sure to share this page with
information: https://www.virginiawestern.edu/communications/resources.php.

We
know our students will have other hurdles, including financial ones, throughout
this crisis. The Virginia Western Educational Foundation is reaching out to the
community to solicit donations to support students with emergency needs. Public
opportunities to support our students can be found at: https://connect.clickandpledge.com/w/Form/7e9db20c-c8a0-41ec-95d6-1bf432bc6f38.

While the majority of
campus employees will be teleworking until further notice, there are services
and employees still available on campus. Print services and the mailroom will
be operational, though their hours may differ from normal. If you want to
schedule a time to pick up a printing job or mail, please call 540-857-7228.

Thank
you again for all you are doing.

Sincerely,

Robert H. Sandel, Ed.D.

President

Virginia Western
Community College

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